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Brain Injuries and Dementia

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Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can cause many medical complications. Dementia is one of the many common problems TBI victims experience after a car accident, a slip-and-fall accident, or another type of accident.

At our law firm, we understand how difficult it is to face the wavering health of your loved ones. If you, or a loved one, have been in an accident and are now suffering from dementia due to a traumatic brain injury or concussion, call us now. Our experienced attorneys will prepare a free legal consultation for you in order to find out if you have a case. With medical bills growing by the day, find out how much money your case could be worth. Don't hesitate—get in touch soon.

Symptoms of Dementia in TBI Patients

Dementia is generally known as a prolonged or permanent decline in cognition, or the ability to think. Patients diagnosed with dementia have some variety of problems thinking, understanding, reasoning, remembering, and communicating. They may have changes in their emotions and behavior, which can complicate a patient's treatment and recovery from a brain injury.

Symptoms of dementia appear at different times, but they usually start to occur within a month of the brain injury. A patient recovering from a traumatic brain injury – even a mild TBI – may experience one or many of the following:

  • Problems thinking
  • Memory loss
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Slowed thought process
  • Mood swings
  • Impulsive behavior
  • Irritability, aggression
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Restlessness
  • Apathy

Many patients also experience seizures following a brain injury. While seizures are not a symptom associated with dementia, they can complicate the diagnosis and treatment of dementia.

If your loved one is showing signs of dementia, you should seek medical attention. It's important to diagnose TBI complications early.

Brain Injury Patients at Risk for Dementia

Research has shown that people who suffer a traumatic brain injury are more likely to be diagnosed with dementia. One study found that sustaining a TBI more than doubles a patient's risk of developing dementia.

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Was Your Loved One a Victim of a TBI? Contact Us Now

If your loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident, and they have symptoms of dementia, contact Edgar Snyder & Associates right away. You may have a case, and hiring a lawyer will help make sure you receive the full amount you deserve.

Call 1-866-943-3427, or fill out a form online for a free legal consultation. There's no obligation, and our phones answer 24/7. Contact us now.

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